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  • 24 Jun 2021
    Niccolò Guicciardini

    Anachronism(s) in the history of mathematics

    Debate concerning anachronism has long vexed historical interpretation. Forms of anachronism are often declared the greatest failure, almost a moral sin, that a historian can commit. Yet, many have spoken in favor of anachronism, considering it either as an inevitable, or even as a desirable feature of an historical work.

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